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Occidental Isla Cristina

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Occidental Isla Cristina

4.0 star property
4-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Central Beach
8.2 out of 10 Very Good
8.2/10 Very Good

179 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
The price is $106
Price available on 6/4/2023
Calle del Doctor Delgado Carrasco, s/n, Isla Cristina, Huelva, 21410
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 poolside bars
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free children's club
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Beach towels
  • Self parking
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 55 min drive
  • Vila Real de Santo Antonio Station - 32 min drive
  • Castro Marim Station - 33 min drive
  • Conceição Train Station - 34 min drive


  • Meson el Gato - 9 min walk
  • Hermanos Moreno - 17 min walk
  • La Belli - 5 min walk
  • El Farito - 15 min walk
  • Pastelería Pavón - 12 min walk

About this property

Occidental Isla Cristina

Bring the kids when you stay at Occidental Isla Cristina in Isla Cristina and they can enjoy the free kids' club. Guests can indulge in massages or mani/pedis, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include 2 poolside bars, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Fellow travelers like the family-friendly amenities and walkable location.

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Occidental Isla Cristina are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

Number or type of beverages limited at one or more venues

Land activities





Onsite entertainment and activities


English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 343 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 15 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 poolside bars
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Beach towels


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2004
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Spa services
  • Sauna


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Lever door handles
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.


La Higuerita - This bar is located by the pool.
El Caimán - This bar is located by the pool. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 12 per person
  • Safes in guestrooms can be used for EUR 5 per night


  • Self parking costs EUR 15 per day
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to September
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Barceló Hotel Isla Cristina
Barceló Isla Cristina
Barcelo Isla Cristina Hotel Isla Cristina
Isla Cristina Barcelo
Barceló Isla Cristina Hotel
Occidental Isla Cristina Hotel
Barcelo Isla Cristina Hotel
Occidental Isla Cristina Barceló Hotel Group
Occidental Isla Cristina Hotel
Occidental Isla Cristina Isla Cristina
Occidental Isla Cristina Hotel Isla Cristina

Frequently asked questions

Does Occidental Isla Cristina offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Occidental Isla Cristina does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Occidental Isla Cristina?
As of Jun 3, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Occidental Isla Cristina on Jun 4, 2023 start from $106, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Occidental Isla Cristina?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Occidental Isla Cristina?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Occidental Isla Cristina?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Occidental Isla Cristina?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 15 per day. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Occidental Isla Cristina?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an onsite casino at Occidental Isla Cristina?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Monte Gordo (27-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Occidental Isla Cristina and nearby?
Have fun with activities like hiking, kayaking, and body boarding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include 2 poolside bars and 2 bars. Occidental Isla Cristina also has a sauna and a fitness center, as well as an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Occidental Isla Cristina?
Yes, La Higuerita offers poolside dining.
Does Occidental Isla Cristina have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Occidental Isla Cristina like?
Occidental Isla Cristina is located on the boardwalk, a short 16-minute walk from Museo del Carnaval and 9 minutes' walk from Central Beach. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.



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8/10 Very Good

Good value for money
Overall, very good. Excellent staff. Corridors very noisy. Room cleaning starts early and staff have loud conversations. That said, most guests don’t keep their voices down I thought parking was expensive at €15 per day at such an off season time of year. Pool table had torn cloth, poor cues, and no chalk and expensive at €2 for a game. I really enjoyed my stay. Thank you.
Paul, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Lots of food available at buffet. The facilities are big and clean. The beach is about a 10min walk down a boardwalk. They had filtered water machine for the guests. And the service was very accommodating and staff was super nice.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Good location, friendly staff, great breakfast selection.
Eduardo, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

We liked the local atmosphere, mainly Spanish families.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The entertainment crew is fantastic . Specially Diana, Raul and Rafael. The room was very clean, the bed was huge. Loved everything.
8-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great swimming pool. Good location. Very friendly and helpful staff.
2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Good hotel in a poor location
Nice hotel, friendly staff and popular with 'sun birds' at this time of the year. Isla Cristina is a working town and certainly not a resort. Offers very little (in winter at least), nothing close to the hotel and nothing much to see/do in the centre/harbour. A car is essential if you want to explore the area....and get away from the drudgery that is Isla Cristina.
Mr A P, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pleasant hotel
A pleasant hotel close to the beach. Good for walking, bird watching. Staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant provided plenty and varied foods, though evening meals didn't begin until 19.30. We were on half board, though all inclusive is an option (VERY expensive if you wait to upgrade at the hotel) . Swimming pool was closed ([presumably for the winter). There is an activity organiser with a daily programme (not sunday or monday) and evening entertainment (mostly music and dancing). There is a small 'cinema' with a couple of films shown each day. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Supermarket about 200 metres away.
kenneth, 9-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Good overall
Deborah, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

very, very loud from lunch until late at night there is not a moment of peace on the property
Naci, 3-night trip
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